Flora Peculia is an orchid
nursery located in Toronto, Ontario.
Flora Peculia is owned and operated
by Terry Kowalczuk.
THE LARGEST NEOFINETIA FALCATA
SELECTION IN CANADA
Orchid Society of Alberta
April 21, 2013
Foothills Orchid Society
April 22, 2013
Thank you to the Orchid Society of Alberta
and to the Foothills Orchid Society for your
hospitality and a wonderful weekend!
Welcome to my site on Neofinetia falacata – Fukiran!
This web-site is an on-line resource for Japanese orchids particularly Fukiran varieties.
My goal is to search out, bring for sale and grow species of Japanese orchids,Including Neofinetia falcata, Sedirea japonica, Dendrobium moniliforme and Japanese Cymbidium goeringii. At the moment I would like to present for sale to you perhaps the largest retail selection of Japanese Neofinetia varieties in Canada. We have over 100 varieties, all grown and presented in the traditional Japanese way.
My recent trip to Japan was simply amazing, having met numerous master growers of this fascinating plant and I even personally learned traditional Neofinetia potting techniques from the grower who repots Neofinetia for the Emperor of Japan. I now would like to offer Canadians and collectors around the world the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of Fukiran and to be a resource for growing this plant in the centuries old Japanese traditional manner.
For the beginner reading this, Neofinetia falcata is a culture unto itself in Japan. This one species has over 2300 varieties listed as well as having an entire society devoted to its culture. In a nutshell, the species comes in a variety of forms including flower colour and shape, marginal, stripe and tiger variegation and bean leaf varieties that can be very super-mini. The bean leaf varieties come in fascinating shapes and growth patterns. Fukiran is appreciated for the plant and it is desireable by many collectors to appreciate the plant itself even if there are no blooms.
Some of these plants are extremely valuable (sometimes the price of a house!) and some have the potential to morph into other more expensive varieties. Most are quite rare in cultivation outside of Japan. It is important for me to present this plant in the traditional way in order to preserve its special historical place in traditional Japanese engei (gardening).
The name Fukiran is used by the Japanese for the varieties of Neofinetia falcata and literally means ‘rich noble orchid’. The cultivation has a long history originating in the Edo era of japan (400 years ago) (Please see my article on history in the article section of this web-site.) It is my goal to help you to continue the rich tradition of Fukiran growing.. These plants are truly different from any other orchid as each has its own character even within the same variety. All plants will come with on-going internet support.
Please feel free to check out the Article section of this web-site for cultural information
This web-site is a work in progress and will exist as a resource for Neofinetia falcata. Please be patient as we hope to be fully functional by August of this year. Feel free to drop me a line as there are many more varieties available. We can send you a listing.
I am passionate about this plant, so please write to me about your experiences with Neofinetia falcata. I would be happy to add these and other thoughts to the site as it grows.
PLEASE ASK FOR A COMPLETE LIST!